Aleksander Hardashnakov

Aleksander Hardashnakov (b. 1982, Toronto, Canada) lives and works in Toronto. Hardashnakov’s narratively ambiguous works, which traverse spirituality, mythology and questions of ontology, borrow tropes from cubism and surrealism, whilst at other times inventing an entirely new visual language. The artist works across drawing, painting and sculptural installation.

Selected solo exhibitions include: CHEVROLET, Simian, Copenhagen, Denmark (2023), From the Desk of Lucy Bull, Los Angeles, CA, USA (2018), You Turn On Me, Union Pacific, London, UK (2017), and Every Body Become The Ground, rodolphe janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2016). Selected group exhibitions include: The Apple Tree, Union Pacific, London, UK (2021), FOAF, Stereo, Warsaw, Poland (2019), ICHTS, Dortmunder Kunstverein, Dortmund, Germany (2016) and Softer Than Stone And Sick In Your Mind Weapon Beside The Bed (with Darja Bajagic), Croy Nielson, The Apartment, Berlin, Germany (2015).

Child prayer, 2023, oil on canvas, 115 × 145 cm

ARA 1996, 2023, oil on linen, 198 × 300 cm

Ghost, 2019, oil on canvas, 153 x 170 cm

Black hole tip jar wishing well (proposal for public sculpture), 2017, steel and fiberglass, 130 cm x 132 cm

Keychain Stress, 2016, oil and coloured pencil on linen, 99 cm x 150 cm

Charlie and I Play Hangman on my Arm with Whisky and Ink, 2016

Women In The Zone, 2015, aquarellable, chalk pastel, latex primer and matte fixative on lamb skin in artists frame, 47 x 62.23 x 4.57 cm

Augusta Kawagama, 2014, oil, gesso, ink and coloured pencil on scratched canvas board, mounted to panel, 60.69 x 91.44 Cm

Sink, 2023, oil on linen, 137 × 167 cm⁠

Jesus piece, 2023, oil on canvas, 244 × 151 cm

Pet, 2019, oil on linen, 64 x 100 cm

Painting for Liliana, 2016, oil and enamel on linen, 123 cm x 67 cm

4 Dollars, 2016, coloured pencil, oil and acrylic on canvas, 137 cm x 107 cm

Straggling Star, 2016, oil on canvas, 180 X 150 CM

Another Dead Coyote, 2015